Shit hits the fan yet again

21 Mar

I have had a really hard time since I arrived and have been trying to take it all in. As soon as I arrived I went and saw my specialist the next day. After ultrasound and bloodwork, my estrogen was a bit elevated…and they found 45 follicles growing at the same pace! 45? What am I a chicken?! This further proved why IVF is the course of action that has to be taken because its practically impossibly to have one or two follicles growing the way they want it to. After the wonderful news that I am perfect to start IVF…they told me that they would put me on birth control for 2 weeks or so until my husband comes and then we will start injections. I was ecstatic. Then the insurance info came in…I had to have been actively trying for two years in order to qualify. The problem is…I’m a special case…and I can’t just take injections because I will have like 700 babies at once. They told me we will have to hear from them a denial/approval before appealing. Appealing will take about 30 days, and I don’t have that. There that goes out the window. I’ve given up on this plan that just never ends up working out. I had a mock embryo transfer that is apparently covered in case (miraculously) I get approved. Emphasis on miracle, because I know that they are assholes and they won’t approve it for shits and giggles. And now I am having an HSG on Monday and I am practically terrified because I heard a lot of you say it’s painful. If you’ve had it done, was it painful? And what was your experience like?

13 Responses to “Shit hits the fan yet again”

  1. hopingonhope March 21, 2013 at 10:02 pm #

    HSG is not very painful. Its not labour and delivery. They wil ask you to take anti biotics and take 2 extra strong tylenol. You will have some pain for a few minutes and then it subsides. Dont worry, its not pain that you cannot endure.

  2. Lauren March 21, 2013 at 10:08 pm #

    Oh I’m so sorry! Hoping for an insurance miracle with you. It is so frustrating when money gets in the way of something so simple as getting pregnant. Yuck. We are constantly in that situation as my insurance doesn’t cover infertility. This months’s ivf cycle is a miracle.

    In regard to the HSG procedure, I had one in October. I was terrified as I had read horror stories. However, mine was fine. What I gathered is that it hurts more if you actually have tubal blockages. I did not. From the sound of things, blocked tubes are not your issue either. I think you should be fine. I was told to take some pain meds before the procedure and I did. I can’t remember whether it was Tylenol or aspirin or what. Keep your chin up and keep fighting!


    • bloggerkuwait March 25, 2013 at 1:40 am #

      Thank you sweet girl thank you for your msg! I hope I don’t have any tubular blockage so I don’t have to deal with any extra pain! But I will def take two extra strength advils to help with it all πŸ™‚

  3. newtoivf March 21, 2013 at 10:52 pm #

    so sorry this hard process is being made even harder for you x

  4. onpinsandneedlesblog March 22, 2013 at 3:58 pm #

    “What am I, a chicken?” This made me laugh out loud. I had two HSGs done. They hurt but very very briefly (like for 5 seconds). My recommendation though is to take it easy afterwards. I didn’t and found myself to be in a lot of pain later that night from standing too much. I felt like I had a bubble of air inside of me that was so painful. It was better when I was lying down and then gone the next day. Nothing to be afraid of. Tylenol will help. Good luck!

    • bloggerkuwait March 25, 2013 at 1:44 am #

      Thank you for the recommendations. I will def do everything you told me πŸ™‚

  5. prettycuteovaries March 23, 2013 at 3:44 pm #

    I so very hope the insurance thing works out for you! Good luck on your HSG! I’ve never had it done but my close friend said her’s wasn’t too bad at all πŸ™‚

    • bloggerkuwait March 25, 2013 at 1:45 am #

      Thanks girl! I pray too! That’s good to hear πŸ™‚

  6. Kristin March 24, 2013 at 12:42 pm #

    My HSG went smoothly. It wasn’t the most fun I’ve ever had, but there wasn’t much pain. I did take the Tylenol before I went and that seemed to keep most of it at bay. If you are allergic to shellfish make sure they know before they do it.

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